In the NBA, the team with the best player in the league usually wins the championship. That happened again this year as the Miami Heat defeated the San Antonio Spurs in Game 7 of the 2013 NBA Finals. While the Spurs kept it close after their devastating Game 6 defeat, the Heat were just too good on this night. LeBron was deadly from all over the floor — but especially from beyond the three-point arc. His five three-pointers killed the Spurs and lifted the Heat to their second consecutive championship.
Shane Battier, who hit six three-pointers, was also deadly. Dwyane Wade played arguably his best game of the series. For the Spurs, Tim Duncan was great. Kawhi Leonard was once again amazing — especially for a 21-year-old.
Heat fans today are obviously excited. Spurs fans today are predictably devastated. However, this was a great series and one that will help advance the popularity of the NBA. For that reason, we should all be thankful for the gifts these two teams provided over the last seven games.